AN 'aggressive' pest whose dog bit and scarred a schoolgirl has been banned from a Worcestershire town centre for his bad behaviour.

Gary Booth, pictured here, has been made subject to a criminal behaviour order for five years. We have previously reported how he was arrested and handcuffed outside Worcester Magistrates Court, harrassed his ex and could not control his dog which injured a girl in a bloody attack.

By the terms of the order, made this month, the 21-year-old is prohibited from: entering Evesham Town Centre as defined in a map provided to him; behaving in an aggressive, threatening or intimidating manner; associating in any public place with a number of named individuals; driving any vehicle that is not registered to him or does not have him as a named driver on the insurance; contacting directly or indirectly a named individual.

He is further banned from associating with another named individual, save under certain circumstances; being in the company with any child under the age of 18 without the presence of their parent or guardian, save for when it’s a family member and from entering Albert Road, Evesham

The CBO was made on the back of a conviction of harassment (breach of restraining order).

Last December we reported how was sent to jail by Judge Nicholas Cole at Worcester Crown Court after his dog, Shadow, bit a schoolgirl in Evesham High Street while she was walking home.

Booth's dog bit the 12-year-old on April 2, 2019. The defendant had already admitted being the owner of a dog that was dangerously out of control, aggravated vehicle taking on November 24 2019 and breach of a restraining order against a former partner between April 13 and 20 last year.

Judge Cole, sentencing, said the dog had been on a lead 'but jumped and bit her arm'. "I have seen the photographs - there was extensive bleeding. The dog bit through her blazer or jacket causing a significant puncture wound. She had to go to hospital," said the judge.

The girl has been left with a three inch scar. On November 24, 2019 Booth took a Toyota Yaris without the owner's consent, causing damage to the vehicle after it was taken from a driveway. It was taken as an aggravating feature that Booth had similar previous convictions which placed it 'at the top end of the bracket'.

Booth, who has previous convictions for affray and taking a vehicle without the owner's consent was given a six month prison sentence suspended for 12 months in January last year and was subject to that when he breached the restraining order in April last year, arriving at his ex's home and 'asking to do the washing'.

The judge jailed him for 16 months at the hearing last December.